Orbit Unlimited

TitleOrbit Unlimited
Year for Search1961
AuthorsAnderson, Poul [William](1926-2001)
Date Published1961
PublisherPyramid Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian overpopulation dystopia that uses its last spaceship to send misfits and rebels to another planet. The author says that his original title for the book was A Place for Freedom, which reflects the society created, after much hardship and adventure, on the new planet.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1978 with a brief “Introduction” (3-4) by the author. UK ed. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. Parts originally published as “Robin Hood’s Barn.” Astounding Science Fiction 62.5 (January 1959): 54-82; “Condemned to Death.” Fantastic Universe 11.6 (October 1959): 34-52; and “The Burning Bridge.” Astounding Science Fiction 64.5 (January 1960): 99-121.

Holding Institutions

Merril, PSt

Author Note

(1926-2001)

Full Text

1961 Anderson, Poul [William] (1926-2001). Orbit Unlimited. New York: Pyramid Books. Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1978 with a brief “Introduction” (3-4) by the author. UK ed. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. Parts originally published as “Robin Hood’s Barn.” Astounding Science Fiction 62.5 (January 1959): 54-82; “Condemned to Death.” Fantastic Universe 11.6 (October 1959): 34-52; and “The Burning Bridge.” Astounding Science Fiction 64.5 (January 1960): 99-121. Merril, PSt

Authoritarian overpopulation dystopia that uses its last spaceship to send misfits and rebels to another planet. The author says that his original title for the book was A Place for Freedom, which reflects the society created, after much hardship and adventure, on the new planet.